Wensleydale 3rd May

3 May 2019, Comments: 0

English

We have finished Letters from the Lighthouse! Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed it. We finished off the questions that remained after the last few chapters and filled in a book review. The author Emma Carroll has written other books with characters that are in Letters from the Lighthouse, you should definitely read them.

SATs

Since SATS are so soon, we were given some revision homework to do over the Easter holidays. One being a maths paper, which was called a ten for ten. You had to do ten questions in around ten minutes for ten days. As well we had comprehensions and a SPAG paper. We are looking forward to the celebrations at the end of SATs week!

Church

We had a whole school service at St John’s church before we finished for Easter. There was lots of singing and the vicar told us a prayer about how the different colours of smarties represent different things, he was funny and said that next time he is eating chocolate he will tell people he is praying instead!

Worship

We had our Easter prayer worship. After we read out our prayers we put a stone in some water representing the rippling effect of prayer.

Shine and share

Every year group mixed up together and this time we were taught about different women of faith. After we learnt about them, we all produced a poster together about one of the ladies we had learnt about, We then went into assembly and shared what we had made. Some of the ladies we learnt about were Florence Nightingale and Corrie ten Boom. This is an extract about Corrie ten Boom:

‘Cornelia Arnolda Johanna “Corrie” ten Boom (15 April 1892 – 15 April 1983) was a Dutch watchmaker and later a writer who worked with her father Casper ten Boom, her sister Betsie ten Boom and other family members to help many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II by hiding them in her home. They were caught and she was arrested and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp.’

Valiant

To finish off the term and our WW2 topic, we watched a film called Valiant on our last day of term. It is based on the Second World War, with a twist, it is from the carrier pigeon’s perspective. We all loved it and it finished off our topic well. It was a great end to the term!

By Lily, Megan and Kimberly

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